Snake charmless

Dan Brandon, 31, was found asphyxiated at his home in Hampshire, England, on 25 August.

A fan of snakes, he kept a python at his home. It was found curled up next to his dead body.

The python is now considered a suspect in the case, although it’s open to doubt. Pythons usually swallow their prey whole – so to be 100% certain the python was responsible it would be necessary to establish whether it was putting Brandon aside for a snack later.

Picture source: Jonathan Kriz